"I don’t want the kids to live with your mother; she’s awful!"

Have you seen trailers for the new Tina Fey & Steve Carrel movie “Date Night?” We saw one the other night and I laughed out loud when, as they’re being chased and fearing for their lives, she thinks to yell out to him, “I don’t want the kids to live with your mother; she’s awful!” That was definitely not the time to be having that discussion for the first time!

Now granted, most of us aren’t planning to impersonate strangers to get a table in a swanky restaurant on our one and only date night then find ourselves in a desperate case of mistaken identity. But we are likely to, at least at one time or another, find ourselves in a situation where we might have good cause for concern. Most big decisions really are best made in non-crisis mode. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, plan for the worst, expect the best, and then live your life with less worry and more room for joy.


About Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess is a Massachusetts (born and raised), experienced estate planning and small business attorney who helps her clients protect and preserve what matters most to them. To learn more, please visit: dgvelaw.com or call: 781-740-0848